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Archive: Sustainability

26 Jun 2014

On Front Lines of Recycling, Turning Food Waste into Biogas

by RACHEL CERNANSKY
An increasing number of sewage treatment plants in the U.S. and Europe are processing food waste in anaerobic biodigesters, keeping more garbage out of landfills, reducing methane emissions, and producing energy to defray their operating costs. READ MORE

24 Jun 2014

Life on the Mississippi: Tale of the Lost River Shrimp

by PAUL GREENBERG
The 20th-century re-engineering of the Mississippi River wreaked havoc on natural systems and devastated once-abundant populations of native river shrimp. Biologist Paul Hartfield has focused his work on studying these creatures, which were known for making one of the world’s great migrations. READ MORE

22 Apr 2014

Unsustainable Seafood: A New Crackdown on Illegal Fishing

by RICHARD CONNIFF
A recent study shows that a surprisingly large amount of the seafood sold in U.S. markets is caught illegally. In a series of actions over the last few months, governments and international regulators have started taking aim at stopping this illicit trade in contraband fish. READ MORE

17 Apr 2014

UN Panel Looks to Renewables As the Key to Stabilizing Climate

by FRED PEARCE
In its latest report, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes a strong case for a sharp increase in low-carbon energy production, especially solar and wind, and provides hope that this transformation can occur in time to hold off the worst impacts of global warming. READ MORE

10 Apr 2014

Will Increased Food Production Devour Tropical Forest Lands?

by WILLIAM LAURANCE
As global population soars, efforts to boost food production will inevitably be focused on the world’s tropical regions. Can this agricultural transformation be achieved without destroying the remaining tropical forests of Africa, South America, and Asia? READ MORE

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24 Jul 2014: Protecting Community Forests Is a Major Tool in Climate Fight, Study Says

23 Jul 2014: "Inglorious" Produce Campaign Is Major Success for French Grocer

15 Jul 2014: California Agriculture Relying Too Heavily on Groundwater in Drought

09 Jul 2014: One-third of German Power Came from Renewables in First Half of 2014

01 Jul 2014: Small Island Nation of Kiribati Purchases Foreign Land as Climate Refuge

27 Jun 2014: Going Vegetarian Could Halve A Consumer’s Food-related CO2 Footprint

06 Jun 2014: Brazil Leads the World In Cutting Deforestation, Analysis Finds

29 May 2014: Electric Airplane Debut Offers Hopes for Cutting Emissions

22 May 2014: Donors Commit $220 Million To Protect and Expand Huge Amazon Reserve

22 Apr 2014: Run-of-River Hydropower Set For Big Gains, Turbine Maker Predicts


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